The Tulip flowers belong to the genus Tulipa which consists of 109 species. It belongs to the family of Lilaceae and its genus range spread over from the far west of Southern Europe, North Africa, Anatolia and Iran to the North West of China. It is most diverse in mountain ranges of Pamir, Hindu Kush and Tien Shan.
Historically though Tulip flowers usually are identified with the Netherlands but were promoted with commercial cultivation during the Ottoman Empire’s era. As called Lele in Iran and Turkey, it is an indigenous flower seen at arid part of Africa, Asia and Europe. Its English name might have been originated from despite its old forms of tulipa or tulipant also been derived from French, Modern Latin and Persian equals.
It has become more popular during Ottoman era after attaining the name and symbolism as for abundance and indulgence. Remarkably the era in which the empire is wealthiest is called Tulip era. Today’s world is fully celebrating Tulip festivals across the world.